Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars - 11/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (4-4-2) at Chicago Blackhawks (7-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -143 / Dallas Stars +115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSNC, TVA
The Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks square off again Sunday night in NHL action at the United Center.
The Dallas Stars could use a bounce back victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Stars are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with five goals, Jamie Benn has six assists and Patrick Eaves has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Kari Lehtonen has given up 12 goals on 120 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed 21 goals on 211 shots. The Dallas Stars have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
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The Chicago Blackhawks look to keep the puck rolling as they hope to build on their five-game winning streak. The Blackhawks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Artem Anisimov leads Chicago with seven goals, Patrick Kane has 11 assists and Duncan Keith has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 61.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 20 goals on 314 shots faced and Scott Darling has allowed seven goals on 70 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have scored three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Stars are 17-43 in their last 60 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Blackhawks are 128-61 in their last 189 home games and 49-19 in their last 68 Sunday games. The over is 25-10 in the last 35 meetings and the over is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings in Chicago.
It's tough to beat the same team back-to-back nights, but it's tough to bet against the Chicago Blackhawks with the way they're playing right now. The Blackhawks have won five straight and are lighting things up on the offensive end. We haven't seen anything from the Stars up to this point that provides much confidence. I like riding the hot hand, and that's what I'm doing here with Chicago at home for the OK price.